KidSport Greater Victoria is celebrating B.C.’s first annual KidSport Week, Sept 6 to 13, with Victoria Golf Club Men’s Links to Change tournament, benefitting KidSport Victoria.
Hitting the links Saturday, Sept. 12, the tournament aims to surpass last year’s total of $25,000 raised for KidSport Victoria – enough to help 100 local children in need enjoy a season of sport of their choice.
This year’s event will also feature Jon Montgomery, Canadian Olympic gold medalist and host of CTV’s Amazing Race Canada, who will be golfing and addressing tournament participants at the evening reception.
Montgomery is a longtime supporter of children’s charities, including KidSport, and as a new resident of Victoria, was pleased to lend his energy and enthusiasm to the local chapter – one of the largest KidSport chapters nationally.
“My world has been shaped by sport. This profoundly positive influence in my life should be a fundamental right of young people everywhere,” Montgomery says.
“KidSport is helping to make the dream a reality.”
KidSport Victoria funds more than 1,200 local children each year, with grants totaling over $400,000 each year.
“We are truly grateful to the Victoria Golf Club for hosting this men’s tournament to benefit children in need, at such an exciting time for KidSport,”
says Patti Hunter, General Manager of KidSport Victoria.
“Every $400 raised will fund a child who otherwise couldn’t be on the field of play, into a season of sport. Jon’s amazing support is very much appreciated,” Hunter says.
Registration for the Victoria Golf Club Men’s Links to Change tournament is $185, which includes an afternoon of golf at Victoria Golf Club, contests, food and beverage on course, dinner/reception following the tournament, and a tax receipt for $85.
As in the past, all proceeds will go directly to KidSport Victoria.
To register, visit vgccharity.com/menstournament.
To learn more about KidSport, visit kidsportcanada.ca